List of bodies of the European Union

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Below is a list of bodies of the European Union.

The first are the seven institutions of the European Union as listed in Article 13 of the Treaty of European Union (TEU).

Note that the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and European Space Agency (ESA) are not EU bodies.

Logo Name TEU Seat Members Chairman
Europarl logo.svg The European Parliament 1 Brussels & Strasbourg 785 MPs Hans-Gert Pöttering
European Council logo.svg The European Council 2 Brussels 27 Heads of State or Government of the Member States and the President of the Commission Biannual rotation of the Council
Council of the EU logo.svg The Council of European Union 3 Brussels 27 ministers Biannual rotation
The European Commission 4 Brussels 27 commissioners José Manuel Barroso
The European Court of Justice 5 Luxembourg 27 judges, 8 Advocate-Generals Vassilios Skouris
Logo European Central Bank.svg The European Central Bank 6 Frankfurt am Main Jean-Claude Trichet
  The Court of Auditors 7 Brussels & Luxembourg 24 members, 1 president Hubert Weber
European Investment Bank (emblem).svg The European Investment Bank Luxembourg Owned by the EU member states Werner Hoyer
EESC logo.svg The Economic and Social Committee Brussels 222 members Roger Briesch
European Ombudsman logo.svg The European Ombudsman Strasbourg Ombudsman & Secretary Nikiforos Diamandouros
The European Committee of the Regions Brussels 317 members Michel Delebarre